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Prince George and Princess Charlotte to use new titles at the Queen's funeral

Lucy Devine

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte to use new titles at the Queen's funeral

Featured Image Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will use their new titles at the Queen's funeral today (Monday 19 September).

It has been confirmed that the two royals will be attending the Queen's funeral this morning.

The royal children – now known as Prince George of Wales and Princess Charlotte of Wales – will be in attendance as the Queen is laid to rest following a service at Westminster Abbey.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will use their new titles at the Queen's funeral today. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo
Prince George and Princess Charlotte will use their new titles at the Queen's funeral today. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo

George and Charlotte have been given the new titles after Prince William and Kate Middleton became known as the Prince and Princess of Wales following the Queen's passing earlier this month.

According to the Order of Service, George, nine, and Charlotte, seven, will be joined by their parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, as well as their aunt and uncle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Louis, four, will not be attending.

The procession, which will take the Queen's coffin into Westminster Abbey, will be led by the King followed by the Queen's other children – Princess Anne and husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, and the Earl of Wessex - as well as Prince William and Prince Harry.

The procession will walk to Westminster Abbey, arriving at 10.52. The Queen's funeral will then start at 11.00am.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte earlier this month. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo
Prince George and Princess Charlotte earlier this month. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

The funeral service will be screened to an estimated audience of four billion people. Meanwhile, 2,000 will gather inside, including heads of state and other members of the royal family.

The service will be conducted by The Very Reverend David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster. Before the ceremony takes place, a bell will be tolled every minute for 96 minutes, to mark every year of the Queen's life.

Shortly before the service ends, at 11.55am, there will be a two-minute silence in the UK. The national anthem of God Save The King will then be sang before the service ends at midday.

On Sunday, the Palace released the Order of Service for the day's events, alongside a new portrait of the Queen.

In the photo, which was taken earlier this year at Windsor Castle, the Queen flashes a wide smile, wearing pearl earrings, a pastel blue dress, and a pair of eye-catching diamond and aquamarine brooches.

The photo, taken by photographer Ranald Mackechnie, was shared to the Royal Family's Instagram account, accompanied by a caption which read: "Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s Funeral, a new photograph has been released.

"It was taken this year to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, as she became the first British Monarch to reach this milestone.

"Tomorrow, millions will come together to commemorate her remarkable life."

Topics: News, The Queen, Royal Family, Prince George

Lucy Devine
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